Here is my story about trap bar deadlifts and what they have done for me.
In a previous post here I suggested doing the same single exercise once a day and for the last six weeks I have been doing trap bar deadlifts every day. On most days, I do one set of five to 20 reps on the high end with a lighter weight or five to 10 reps with a heavy weight.
When I started this routine I was using a light weight of 145 pounds for five reps. On the following day I did six reps and then on the next I did more reps until after a few days, I was up to 10 or more reps. After that, I upped the weight by 10 pounds and dropped back to five reps and repeated the same routine as above each day adding weight after 10 to 12 reps with the previous weight until I reached 195 pounds for 10 reps a few days ago.
On days that I felt lazy, 5 reps with 145 pounds is all I would do but on days I felt strong, I would use a heavier weight for more reps or just do 145 for 15 to 20 reps.
I will admit, I started with what was probably too light of a weight but I was able to keep my form as close to perfect a I ever have and I am satisfied with the improvements that I have made in only six weeks.
As far as the heels to the ears part getting worked goes, there has been an interesting side effect to this workout. My entire body has gotten more defined then ever before by using this single movement. I do other exercise which includes my Martial Arts training but my entire lifting routine has used the trap bar deadlifts as the main movement. I have also noticed an added amount of muscle on my hips and glutes which is something that I was striving for since I started.
If you have any questions or have done a workout like this, leave a comment so we can talk about it.